Manuele Blasi

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Manuele Blasi
Manuele Blasi - SSC Neapel (2).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-08-17) 17 August 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Civitavecchia, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Varese
Number 6
Youth career
1996–1998 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Roma 5 (0)
1998–1999 Lecce (loan) 12 (0)
2000–2002 Perugia 46 (0)
2002–2007 Juventus 40 (0)
2002–2003 Perugia (loan) 30 (0)
2003–2004 Parma (loan) 12 (0)
2006–2007 Fiorentina (loan) 31 (1)
2007–2011 Napoli 60 (0)
2009–2010 Palermo (loan) 14 (0)
2011–2012 Parma 6 (0)
2012 Lecce 16 (0)
2012–2013 Pescara 12 (0)
2013– Varese 0 (0)
National team
1996 Italy U-15 10 (1)
1996–1997 Italy U-16 10 (0)
1998–1999 Italy U-18 10 (0)
2000 Italy U-20 4 (0)
2000–2002 Italy U-21 6 (0)
2004–2005 Italy 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2005

Manuele Blasi (born 17 August 1980) is an Italian football midfielder who currently plays for Serie B club A.S. Varese 1910.

Career[edit]

A centre midfielder, Blasi made his Serie A debut for A.S. Roma in a match against Piacenza on 22 January 2000. he also played for Lecce at Serie B before returned to Roma. In mid-2000 he was signed by Perugia at (first in co-ownership deal for a peppercorn of 1 million Italian lire; €516). Which he played 46 Serie A matches. In June 2001, he was signed permanently for 18 billion lire (€9.296 million)),[1][2] however, in terms of the signing of Giuseppe Cattivera also for 18 billion lire.[3]

In July 2002, he was signed by Juventus, and loaned back to Perugia in the first season.

In the second season he joined Parma.[4] He was suspended due to test positive for nandrolone[5] until March.[6]

Juventus[edit]

Blasi returned to Juventus F.C. in 2004, under Fabio Capello, his coach at Roma, he received his first Italy call-up in August.[7] He partner with Emerson at the midfield.

In the next season, due to the injury of Gianluca Pessotto, he played as right-back. Due to the arrival of Patrick Vieira, he is lack of first team chance at midfield, in although awarded a new contract until 2009.[8] He played 6 start.

Waiting for the 2006 Italian football scandal punishment, Blasi joined Fiorentina with option to purchase,[9] under Cesare Prandelli, his coach at Parma.

Napoli[edit]

Along with former team-mate Marcelo Zalayeta, Blasi was sold to newly promoted Serie A team Napoli for €1.4M and €2.45 million respectively in co-ownership deal.[10][11] He signed a 5-year contract.[10] In June 2008 Napoli bought the remain half for €2.6 million.[12]

On 31 August 2009 he was loaned to Palermo[13][14] after played the opening match against Salernitana in Coppa Italia on 16 August.[15]

Lecce[edit]

On 27 January 2012, Blasi signed with Serie A side Lecce during the January transfer. window.[16]

Pescara[edit]

On 7 August 2012, Blasi joined the newly promoted Serie A side Delfino Pescara 1936 on a one-year deal.

International career[edit]

At youth level he played for Italy U15 team, Italy U16 team at 1997 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship qualifying; Italy U18 team at 1999 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship, which lost to Portugal U18 at the final; Italy U20 team at 2000 Toulon Tournament. He also played at 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, as starter due to the injury of Enzo Maresca.[17]

Manuele Blasi has played for the Italian national team, for which he debuted on 18 August 2004 in a friendly match against Iceland.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1998–99 Lecce Serie B 12 0 6 0 18 0
1999–2000 Roma Serie A 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
2000–01 Perugia 20 0 1 0 21 0
2001–02 26 0 4 0 30 0
2002–03 30 0 5 0 2 0 37 0
2003–04 Parma 12 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
2004–05 Juventus 27 0 1 0 8 0 36 0
2005–06[18] 13 0 3 0 5 0 21 0
2006–07[19] Fiorentina 31 1 2 0 33 1
2007–08[20] Napoli 27 0 3 0 30 0
2008–09 32 0 0 0 5 0 37 0
2009–10 0 0 1 0 1 0
Palermo 9 0 9 0
Career total 235 1 28 0 21 0 284 1

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lupatelli va al Chievo, Di Francesco a Piacenza". AS Roma (in Italian). 29 June 2001. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "CAMPAGNA TRASFERIMENTI". AS Roma (in Italian). 28 June 2001. Archived from the original on 6 July 2001. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  3. ^ AS Roma SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2001 (Italian)
  4. ^ "Appiah arrives at Juventus". UEFA.com. 30 June 2003. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Drugs duo face ban". BBC. 10 December 2003. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Bans reduced for Kallon and Blasi". UEFA.com. 9 February 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Lippi looks for fresh approach". UEFA.com. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Blasi nets new Juve deal". UEFA.com. 16 September 2005. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Ufficiale l'arrivo di Manuele Blasi". ACF Fiorentina (in Italian). 21 June 2006. Archived from the original on 30 June 2006. Retrieved 30 June 2006. "La Fiorentina comunica di aver acquisito a titolo temporaneo con diritto di riscatto le prestazioni sportive del centrocampista Manuele Blasi, classe 1980, dalla Juventus FC." 
  10. ^ a b "Blasi e Zalayeta al Napoli" (in Italian). SSC Napoli. 21 August 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  11. ^ "Six-Monthly Report at 31 December 2007". Juventus FC. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  12. ^ "Agreements with S.S.C. Napoli S.p.A.". Juventus FC. 13 June 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  13. ^ "Preso Blasi dal Napoli" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  14. ^ "Blasi in prestito al Palermo, Montervino ceduto alla Salernitana" (in Italian). SSC Napoli. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  15. ^ "Napoli-Salernitana 3–0". SSC Napoli (in Italian). 16 August 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  16. ^ http://www.uslecce.it/PaginaEvento.aspx?ID_TIPO_EVENTO=25&ID_EVENTO=4430
  17. ^ "Holders' high expectations". UEFA.com. 14 May 2002. Retrieved 11 September 2009. [dead link]
  18. ^ "2005–06 Profile" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  19. ^ "2006–07 Profile" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  20. ^ "2007–08 Profile" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 

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